Saturday, November 13, 2010

A Picnic in the Park

by Meghann on November 13, 2010

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Cake Wreck!!

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it’s suppose to be eSchool not eshool, but I guess that only makes sense if you knew that to begin with. :)

(Side note: I’m obsessed with the Cake Wrecks blog and stared at this cake for 2 minutes knowing there was a cake wreck in there somewhere. #IHaveProblemsAndIKnowIt <— also Twitter hashtags are too awesome to only be used on twitter. ;) )

This afternoon Derek and I attended my company’s first annual company picnic. We’re a small company of around 60 or so employees and there’s been a big movement lately towards increasing company morale (hence the mini golf tournament. ;) )

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The picnic took place at BEAUTIFUL Cypress Park near downtown Orlando. I had never been before and was impressed how big and clean the park was. We saw several families around the park taking family portraits and I could see why. Beautiful green fields, beautiful blue sky, and beautiful Florida temps. It was a perfect day to be at the park.

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Can you spot me?

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Here I am!!

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The picnic was definitely a family affair!

We had babies

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We had bouncy houses.

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We had football

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And we had egg toss!

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Egg toss fail :(

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Double fail.

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The food spread was quite impressive. Lots of homemade dishes mixed in with chips, cookies, and other fun goodies.

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My addition. (Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad) ;)

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Burgers and Hot Dogs were being fired up on the grill.

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My co-worker Rob (who always surprises me with amazing vegan baked goods) was great and brought veggie burgers for everyone who preferred the veggie base over the meat. I really appreciated his thoughtfulness (and so did a few of my non-meat eater co-workers).

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I made a plate with a bite of everything.

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And had a mini plate for dessert.

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Loved the upside down pineapple cake!!

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I also snacked on chips, salsa, and veggies while mingling with co-workers and chugged unsweet iced tea like it was my job.

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When it was time to say good bye we all had to draw a door prize from the goodie bin.

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I walked away with a $25 Publix Gift Card. Sweet!!

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Also up for grabs was a couple of iPods, a netbook, and a vacation!!!

It was fun to get away and hang out with all my co-workers in such a relaxed, beautiful setting. I hope this tradition carries on for years to come. :)

My twin bro just got in town and we’re heading to dinner. I see PIZZA in my future!! ;)

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